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Nexus I9250 accessories NOT compatible with Verizon Nexus i515

Posted: 14:26 03 Feb 12 #1
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The information came late, and even though this was expected, we can't help but feel a bit disappointed.

A message from Samsung's US support confirms the accessories of the Galaxy Nexus i9250 are NOT compatible with Verizon's Galaxy Nexus i515:


'Samsung mobile devices are localized from country to country. As a result, the mobile device specifications change from country to country, although they may have the same marketing name.

In the case of the Verizon Wireless Galaxy™ Nexus™ (SCH-i515), its thickness differs from the Galaxy Nexus sold in other countries. This means that the Verizon Wireless Galaxy Nexus (SCH-i515) is not compatible with the Landscape Dock or other accessories sold in other countries.

The docking/mounting accessory supported for your Verizon Wireless Galaxy Nexus (SCH-i515) is:

  • Vehicle Navigation Mount – Part # ECS-K1F8BEGSTA

Note: Forcing your Verizon Wireless Galaxy Nexus (SCH-i515) into a dock sold in another country can potentially damage the mobile device and/or accessory.'

Therefore we have changed the message in the accessorie's descriptions from;

'NOTE: compatibility with VERIZON edition ’Galaxy NEXUS i515’ is not confirmed.'


'WARNING: Product NOT compatible with VERIZON edition ’Galaxy NEXUS i515.'

Posted: 06:37 02 Jun 12 #2

My i515 snapped into the car mount fine without being forced. The volume buttons don't quite line up so they are essentially non-functional, but they are not needed when using the audio ouput on the dock. (It is a constant volume level and you use the car stereo to adjust volume. The pogo pins connect and it goes into car mode when power is applied through the USB port. The audio out works fine. I am running OS 4.0.4, which I've heard may be necessary for the audio out port on the mount to work correctly.

A few people have mentioned that even on the i9250 that there is a concern about the volume and power buttons catching on the case while installing and removing the device. This concerned me as well so I used a Dremel to make small notches in the case at those locations. I don't know that it was really necessary, but it makes me feel better and the phone is a bit easier to push in.


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